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ligula

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noun lig·u·la \ˈli-gyə-lə\

Definition of ligula

plural lig·u·laeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also lig·u·las

  1. 1 :  ligule

  2. 2 :  the distal lobed part of the labium of an insect



Origin of ligula

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1760


Medical Dictionary

ligula

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noun lig·u·la \ˈlig-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of ligula

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tapeworms of the family Diphyllobothriidae that lack external evidence of segmentation, that as adults are usually extremely short-lived internal parasites of fish-eating birds but include one (L. intestinalis) found rarely in humans, and that develop almost to maturity in the body cavity of freshwater fishes

  2. 2:  a larval tapeworm developing reproductive organs and living in the body cavity of a fish




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